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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Families of convicts disappointed

‘I was eagerly awaiting the verdict today. I thought I will be able to meet you (press) with happiness. We have fought for 23 years’, mother of G Perarivalan said.

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SC refers Rajiv Gandhi killers’ release case to Constitution Bench

Centre had filed a petition challenging the Tamil Nadu Government’s authority in ordering the release of all seven convicts.

SC dismissed Centre's petition for review of its verdict on commuting the death sentence of three convicts Rajiv Gandhi case.

SC junks Centre’s plea, stands by order to grant life to Rajiv Gandhi’s killers

On Feb. 18, court had commuted death sentence of the accused to life imprisonment on ground of delay by Centre in deciding their mercy plea.

Centre moves SC to review mercy plea verdict

Centre submitted that January 21 judgement, by which 15 condemned prisoners were granted life and paved the way for similar relief for Rajiv Gandhi killers, is “patently illegal, suffers from errors apparent”.

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SC verdict on death sentence commutation patently illegal: Centre

According to the SC verdict, undue delay by the govt in deciding mercy plea can be a ground to commute death sentence.

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Arvind Kejriwal criticises Tamil Nadu Govt decision to release murder convicts

Decision to release all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case was, however, stayed by the Supreme Court.

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Rajiv assassination case convicts disappointed with SC stay on their release

SC stayed release of three convicts saying there have been procedural lapses on the part of the state.

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Rahul Gandhi’s remark on Rajiv killers a drama to divert attention: Kumar Vishwas

Vishwas claimed Rahul’s remark was all “drama” to divert people’s attention from core issues like corruption.

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination was an attack on soul of India: Prime Minister

The release of the killers would be contrary to all principles of justice, said Manmohan Singh.

SC agreed to hear a plea by the Centre against Tamil Nadu government's decision to release all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Supreme Court stops Tamil Nadu from freeing three Rajiv convicts

Jayalalithaa had told the state Assembly that the Centre had three days to respond to the decision, after which her government would exercise its power to free the convicts.

Efforts on to bring victims’ kin together against Jaya move

The Supreme Court had on Tuesday commuted the death sentence of three convicts in the case to life term.

Rajiv killing: The seven convicts

Besides the three who were on death row, four others are serving life sentences.